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Should Solo and Small Firm Lawyers Dress in Uniform?

Back when I graduated law school in 1988 (gasp!), suit-and-tie for men and skirt-suits and dress-and-blazer for women were de rigueur dress – not just for court, but simply for every day at the office.  Who knows why we ever thought it made sense to work that way  except for the fact that it was…

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Spend Money Mondays with MyShingle’s Holiday Gift Guides

For the past year and a half, the first day of the work week here at MyShingle has been Make Money Mondays , where I’ve shared a new marketing or practice idea to help your firm grow its revenue.  If you’ve followed the feature and applied our advice, you ought to have some extra spending…

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Six Ways To Enjoy Your Summer as A Solo

Solo and small firm lawyers are notorious for never taking vacations. Some can’t afford the cost, others believe that they can’t afford the time away from the office and some are, quite simply, workaholics.  That said, here are a couple of ways for solos and smalls to enjoy the coming summer a little more without…

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Why You Should Never Wear a Plaid Sport Coat to Court

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.  This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Nichole Goudreau My first job out of law school was as an assistant district attorney in a large metropolitan city.  On my first day of work, I…

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MyShingle Fashion: How To Dress Like a French Woman: Second K.I.S.S.

I couldn’t think of a clever way to say that this was another Keep It Simple post. But that’s precisely what it is: another post in our Dress Like a French Woman mini-series where I show you how to keep things simple and look fabulous. Last time, I featured a basic outfit that’s great for…

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MyShingle Fashion: How To Dress Like a French Woman: K.I.S.S.

And so begins my next little mini-series for MyShingle! I’m calling it “How To Dress Like a French Woman,” because in this series, I teach you how to build and assemble a Lazy Susan so you have a great place to store your spices. Er, wait, no, I seem to have gotten my note cards…

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